Dewees Double Triple Leads Angels/Cubs over Rangers at Riverview
Donnie Dewees smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove-in another, Yeiler Peguero laced an RBI triple (back-to-back RBI triples with Dewees in a three-run 3rd) and a single, scored a run, and knocked-in a run, Alberto Mineo doubled twice and scored a run, Ian Rice drilled a two-run single, walked, and scored a run, Jason Vosler doubled, walked, and scored a run, Eddy Julio Martinez hammered an RBI double, SP Garrett Richards (on LAA MLB 60-day DL since May with a torn elbow UCL) tossed 2-1/3 innings of perfect baseball, and the bullpen threw four innings of no-hit shutout ball to close the game out, leading the Angels/Cubs co-op team to an 8-4 victory over the Rangers in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Monday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Yeyson Yrizarri smashed a two-run double to highlight a four-run 5th inning rally and Melvin Novoa and ex-Cub Frandy de la Rosa each singled twice, walked, and scored a run for the Rangers in a losing cause.
Here is the box score from the game (Cubs players highlighted in bold and underlined):
1. Eric Jenkins, CF: 1-5 (F-8, K, 1B, 1-3, 4-3, R)
2a. Yeyson Yrizarri, SS: 1-2 (K, HBP, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
2b. Jonah McReynolds, SS: 0-1 (K)
3. Charles Leblanc, 2B-DH: 1-4 (6-3, K, 1B, F-9, RBI)
4. Ti'Quan Forbes, 3B: 0-4 (6-3, K, 6-4 FC, K, RBI)
5a. Willy Diaz, 1B: 1-3 (L-8, F-8, 1B)
5b. Seth Spivey, 1B: 0-1 (P-6)
6a. Luis Mendez, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-9)
6b. Austin O'Banion, LF: 0-1 (K)
7a. Chad Smith, RF: 0-2 (4-3, P-4)
7b. Miguel Aparicio, RF: 0-2 (3-1, 3-U)
8a. Melvin Novoa, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, BB, R)
8b. Stephen Lohr, C: 0-1 (P-3)
9. Frandy de la Rosa, DH-2B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, BB, R)
1a. Jose Briceno, C: 0-1 (6-3)
1b. Yeiler Peguero, 2B-SS: 2-3 (3B, 1B, F-8, R, RBI, CS)
2. Donnie Dewees, CF: 2-4 (L-4, 3B, F-8, 3B, R, RBI)
3a. Hutton Moyer, SS: 0-2 (K, BB, L-9)
3b. Cody Ramer. 2B: 0-1 (K)
4. Christian Villanueva, 3B-1B-3B: 1-4 (K, E-5, 1B, P-6, R)
5. Matt Thaiss, 1B-DH-1B: 1-4 (3-1, 3-6-3 DP, 1B, 3-U, R)
6. Alberto Mineo, DH-C: 2-4 (2B, F-8, K, 2B, R)
7a. Brendon Sanger, RF: 0-2 (1-3, K)
7b. Brennon Lund, RF: 1-1 (F-9 SF, 1B, R, RBI)
8a. Jason Vosler, 2B-3B: 1-1 (2B, BB, R)
8b. Ian Rice, PH-DH: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
9. Eddy Julio Martinez, LF: 1-4 (5-3, 5-3, 2B, L-3 DP, RBI, PO)
1. Reid Garrett: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Blake Bass: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/1 GO/AO, 53 pitches (34 strikes)
3. Johan Juan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
4. Tyree Thompson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 0/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
5. Peter Fairbanks: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (25 strikes)
1. Garrett Richards: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
2. Jen-Ho Tseng: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
3. Dylan Cease: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 4/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
4. Adbert Alzolay: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 7 pitches (5 strikes)
5. Jose Paulino: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (9 strikes)
RANGERS ERRORS: 1
3B Ti'Quan Forbes: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: NONE
RANGERS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Melvin Novoa: 1-1 CS
2. Stephen Lohr: 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's
Arizona Phil 10 hours 45 min ago (view)
The Cubs have officially signed C-1B Alberto Mineo to a 2020 minor league contract and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee.
A native of Italy, Mineo was signed by the Cubs as a 16 year old J-2 IFA in November 2010. He was one of three players signed by the Cubs out of the MLB European Academy in Turin, Italy in the years 2008-10 (Italian RHP Alex Maestri and Dutch INF Dwayne Kemp were the other two).
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 33 min ago (view)
No argument there. Plays an excellent violin though.
crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
tim815 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
He's better than Taylor Davis.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
He's at a career juncture where I think he is a toss up of he is who he is or there's a little more left for him to achieve. Playing this as his age 27 season he is either in or damn close to his peak. I personally think he doesn't need the everyday playing time, just based on the fact that he's not a top prospect, is older, and doesn't project to be a starter at any spot for a first division team.
Charlie 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
This is the take if you see him as a legit prospect. Which, maybe? I know little about him, and his numbers in limited AAA exposure last season were really nice. Maybe a lively ball helps his career.
bradsbeard 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
Sounds like a long shot to get a trade done then. Thanks for clarifying!
Arizona Phil 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: Before making a trade with the Rule 5 Draft pick's former club, the drafting club must first place the player on Outright Assignment Waivers and any of the other MLB clubs can claim the player for the $50,000 waiver price and assume the Rule 5 Draft obligations (actually it's Rule 6 Selected Player obligations, but you know what I mean).
bradsbeard 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
AZ Phil, the "work out a trade" part of Rule 5 is still a mystery to me. Do the Cubs have to put Megill through waivers and (if he clears) offer him back to SD before they can trade for him?
Arizona Phil 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
For those of you who didn't see the game, here are the pitch-velo readings from Wednsdays Cubs - Royals game:
NOTES: An amazing pitcher... he's probably in mid-season form right now... just needs to gradually increase innings...
NOTES: A legit candidate to be the 5th starter
Craig A. 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Craig A. 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
He'll be 27 in May and he's played in 36 games at AAA. Seems like he should be playing regularly.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
I really like this idea. They've talked of a 3rd catcher as 26th meaning Phegley, who seems a waste of roster space, good spring notwithstanding. Higgins is far more interesting
tim815 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
Is Brailyn Marquez getting any time in big league camp? Having him around the veterans would seem a solid use of resources.
Thanks, as always.
Charlie 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
Hot take: The Cubs should be considering PJ Higgins as the potential 26th man. 3rd catcher / infield sub who can put the bat on the ball.
I think I'm just stealing an AZ Phil projection from a while ago, actually. But it makes sense!
Charlie 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
Zagunis's stock has dropped a lot since his first exposure to MLB pitching. His 2019 at AAA is particularly alarming given the power spike in that league.